My goal has been to shop mainly from my own house or garage (repurpose, rearrange, rotate, rummage) or thrift stores.
I quickly amended my goal though to include a small Tar Jay spree for two new pillows and a furry brown throw.
The chair was living upstairs but has now rotated to our family room. The beige couch is new to us too, a benefit of trickle-down economics (it's my dad's old couch).
Yesterday, as I pulled into our garage, I glanced over at this antique fan that had been hanging out in our garage for a while. It was high time to do something with it. See the maker? Diehl? Well, that's actually my maiden name. Pretty cool, huh? My dad and uncles started collecting these from flea markets and antique fairs a few years back and he let me have one. I cleaned it up just a bit and set it up on our mantel.
The mantel area is still a work in progress, not quite sure what type of progress yet, but it definitely needs something. Any ideas? The antique pitchers might need some tall grasses or sticks. I want to bring in soft neutrals (cream, off-white, ecru--it's fun to say ecru), browns and blues to off set all the green we have going on around the room. I'd like to collect white or cream plates and do a wall arrangement too.
Oh. I might as well admit this as well, I have a hankering for some animal print somewhere, maybe a pillow. Possibly just a touch of well heeled giraffe. Are we still friends?
Moving right along...
Our little geese family has migrated to the top of our TV armoire. They make me happy too.
I don't want to buy anything, or at least not big things if I can help it. I tried rummaging around our local Goodwill, certain that amazing treasures were just waiting for me to find them. Nope. The only productive thing was A. had to visit the loo for a poo. Nice.
I've been piling pine cones in bowls and vases this winter (A. is my hunter-gatherer) and that's been one of my favorite decorative touches. You can't beat free and natural!
I am almost motivated to borrow my dad's sander and tackle two pieces of furniture that have been living in our garage for, oh, ever. Almost. My plan is to sand them down a bit and then paint them black and distress them. Soon after I'll be making those silhouettes and finishing my quilt too.
(Did you catch my eye-roll?)
I'll keep you posted.